How to Remove a Starter From a Mazda B2600by Gregory Crews
Removing the starter on your Mazda B2600 pickup is necessary for replacement or troubleshooting purposes. The starter can be taken to an automotive parts store for bench-testing. This test will determine if the starter is functioning correctly. The starter itself is held on by two bolts and two wiring harnesses. The process for removing the starter is straightforward as it is easily accessible from under the truck.
Park the truck on a solid, flat surface. Set the parking brake.
Open the hood to access the engine compartment. Disconnect the positive and negative cables from the battery with a socket wrench.
Raise the truck by placing a jack under the front cross-member of the truck. Raise the truck high enough to slide two jack stands under the cross-member. Lower the truck onto the jack stands.
Locate the starter on the passenger's side, mounted between the engine and the transmission. Disconnect the "B" terminal with the socket wrench by removing the nut and taking the lead off the stud. The remaining wiring harness is a push-in connector and can be pulled off the top of the starter.
Remove the two bolts securing the starter in place with the socket wrench. Pull the starter down and out from underneath the truck.
- Always disconnect the battery to isolate the electrical power.
Items you will need
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